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Ball mastery and dribbling circuit

Ball mastery and dribbling circuit

 
Goal
Equipment
  • 4 markers
  • 4 silhouettes or 8 poles
  • 9 cones
  • sufficient balls to ensure continuity
  • 1 pole or silhouette
Preparation
  • Playing area: 15x15 meters
  • Players: 9
  • Duration: 12 minutes
  • Series: 2 series of 5 minutes with 2 minutes of recovery
Summary Secondary Objectives
Improve ball possession with an efficient exercise easy to prepare
Run, Striking the ball, Inside of the foot, Oriented control, Dribbling with feints, Feints and tricks, Pass
Organization

Form a 15x15 meters square using 4 markers. Place a silhouette or 2 poles behind each corner of the square. Place a pole or a silhouette at the centre of the square. Divide the 9 players at each corner (3 players at one cone). Place 9 cones (orange in the figure) on the diagonal, 4 before the central pole equally spaced, and 5 after the pole at different distances.The first 2 players in front of stations A and C start simultaneously.

Description
  1. The first player of station A starts carrying the ball facing the 4 cones using both feet
  2. Once reached the pole performs a dribbling on the yellow space
  3. After passing the pole with a feint, the player passes the ball to a teammate on station B and keeps running to get in line at station B.
  4. The teammate receiving the ball performs an oriented control behind the silhouette to the left side
  5. The player with ball possession passes to teammate on station C and keeps running to get in line at station C
  6. Once received the ball with an oriented control to the left, the new ball carrier has to overtake the silhouette
  7. Then faces the cones spaced with different distances
  8. Once reached the pole overtakes it with the same dribbling then passes to teammate on station D and keeps running to get in line at station D
  9. The teammate overtakes the silhouette with an oriented control
  10. After passing the silhouette, the player passes the ball to a teammate on station A and keeps running to get in line at station A

 

Variations
  1. Perform the exercise in the opposite station order A, D, C e B
  2. Use only one foot for the whole exercise
Coaching Points
  • Teach the feints and dribblings before performing the exercise
  • Increase the number of players to have longer pause between the series
  • No recovery during the exercise
  • Exercise useful as warmup

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